The Uncommon Quilter: Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design
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The Uncommon Quilter: Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design

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In 1999, fiber artist Jeanne Williamson decided to expand her creative horizons by making one small quilt a week. She placed no limits on what materials she could use–in fact, she created her quilts almost exclusively from found objects, incorporating everything from newspaper and cupcake wrappers to fall leaves and funky yarns into her mixed-media art quilts. The goal was...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 9th 2007 by Potter Craft
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Molly
What an inspiration!

So many great ideas in this book! Want to make a quilt out of the plastic netting your onions come in? Then get your hands on this book!


Wonderful examples of reusing and repurposing materials in ways I had never even though of before. The ultimate in green sewing.

I also love the concept of small quilts.

I also absolutely loved the Patchwork Labels quilt (i.e. making quilt out of pretty/cute labels from clothes), the London vacation quilt (a coin, a ripped piece of pamphlet fro...more
Juliezs
What a great book! As an Uncommon Quilter myself, I've long been inspired by Jeanne Williamson. I remember reading her quilt a week website years ago and being inspired to that myself for quite a while. The close up photos of the work are terrific, and the descriptions of how to achieve various results are well-written and clear.
I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in going beyond normal or usual quilting techniques. It would definitely be a help to someone in learning...more
Antonia
Picked this book up from the "crafts" cart in library. Loved it so much that I'm looking to purchase a copy. Never was fascinated so much by quilts until I saw the ones pictured in this book. I'll never look at produce netting the same way again. Williamson recommends adhering to a rigid schedule to create and complete your quilt. And do not throw it out if you don't like it. Shows that creativity comes from both inspiration and hands on, hard work.
Toni
while many of her projects are not ones that inspire me, i found this book very helpful for exploring new ideas and techniques.
Lindi
Williamson is quite imaginative in her use of materials. There are lots of fun projects in here!
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